Raising awareness of falls
Preventing falls through exercise training
About the course
The course can be delivered from your location if there is 10 or more participants or your team can join at one of our local training sessions.
Our course costs £150 per participant for the 2 days course. We sometimes have fully funded courses, check our our latest news for further information.
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Introduction to preventing falls through exercise.
As we move through the pandemic the emphasis on movement and avoiding sedentary behaviour has never been more important. We have seen an increase in falls and mounting pressure on ambulance conveyance responding to falls with fallers waiting up to nine hours and longer for assistance. Extra care/residential facilities recognise the importance of encouraging movement and exercise amongst their residents but struggle to find instructors whom have the capacity to offer a service.
Something as simple as encouraging a person to tap their toes before they stand could prevent a fall. Movement and exercise should be made part of daily activities and relatable to activities for daily living, with the ever increasing pressures on front line care and staff shortages they should be given the skills to do this without adding further pressure to what is already a very demanding role.
This course is suitable for front line residential care, extra care activity coordinators and domiciliary care whom have an interest in movement and exercise.
The focus of the course is to give participants the skills to encourage movement and exercise with their residents as part of daily life, either one to one or in small groups. To recognise age related conditions and how they impact on falls will give participants the knowledge to recognise a resident whom is more at risk of a fall. The course will give them an understanding of age-related conditions and how exercise can have a positive impact on these conditions, and how to safely deliver these exercises. To familiarise themselves with the causes of falls and how they can mitigate the risks that are associated.